Dictionary Use of Generation Z: A Survey Study


Ayçiçek M., Gür C.

9th International KTUDELL Conference on Language, Literature, and Translation, Trabzon, Turkey, 25 - 26 September 2023

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Dictionaries are indispensable tools for language learning. Additionally, they are significant references for learning unknown vocabulary and developing language skills. Today, every area of life is changing rapidly with technology. In such a rapidly changing world, it is inevitable to witness changes in the dictionary behaviors of today’s generation. The present study thus aims to investigate the needs and habits of Generation Z students of English. The research questions expected to be answered through the present study are the following: 1. How are the attitudes of Generation Z students of English towards printed dictionaries? 2. How are the attitudes of Generation Z students of English towards electronic dictionaries? 3. How are the attitudes of Generation Z students of English towards dictionary use in general? In the study, the data will be collected through an online survey questionnaire, and the participants will be Turkish university prep-class students of English. Functionally, the results of the present study are believed to offer significant insights into the dictionary use among Generation Z students of English. Besides, the present study is expected to make an essential contribution to the field of dictionary research.